This Mahiole Men's Short Sleeve T-Shirt from Na Makua is available at Pop-Up Mākeke and features their original Mahiole design in grey on the front and back.
The Mahiole, woven of ‘Ie’ie and covered with rare feathers, were reserved exclusively for the use of the Ali‘i, symbolizing their chiefly divinity, rank, and power.
The construction of Mahiole required an incredible amount of labor and craftsmanship. Skilled trappers caught the birds by employing various techniques, such as snaring their prey midair with nets or using decoy birds to lure them onto branches coated with a sticky substance. They often harvested only a few feathers from each bird before releasing them back into the wild so they could produce more feathers.
Skilled workers belonging to the aliʻi class crafted a framework of ‘ie’ie and olonā as the foundation for the helmets & cloaks, onto which thousands of bundles of feathers were attached, creating powerful, bold designs.
These tees are made of 100% pre-shrunk jersey cotton knit and would make the perfect addition to your wardrobe collection. Thanks to the natural white background and natural grey color, this shirt will go with almost anything in your closet! You can pair it with blue jeans, activewear shorts, normal shorts, or sweatpants - basically, any type of casual pants can go with this shirt!
Sizes Available: Medium to 2X-Large
Material: 100% Jersey Cotton Knit
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